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Aloha From Bamboo Ridge

PELE’S TEARS Rachel Ana Brown Published with Permission “Bamboo Ridge: Journal of Hawai‘i Literature and Arts No. 91” (Bamboo Ridge Press, 2007) It hasn’t rained for four years. Mom has one of her boyfriends  hook the bathtub drain to a pipe...
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Bamboo Ridge – Treasures from Issue Number One

THE LADY AND THE FISHERMAN By Gary Tachiyama Every ulua has someone’s name on it some day I’ll find one with mine but just as he cast his pole, she folded the moon in half and stuffed it in the back pocket of her faded blue jeans and walked away on a ridge wave He....
Tomoe Ame candy.

“TOMOE AME”

Mavis Hara Published with permission by Bamboo Ridge Press (2007) Forty-five years ago, when I was a child, my cousin Pam would always get a prize from the Tomoe Ame box that was better than the one...
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Aloha From Bamboo Ridge

“EXPOUNDING THE DOUBTFUL POINTS” Wing Tek Lum Published with Permission by Bamboo Ridge Press (1987) LOCAL SENSIBILITIES (Inspired by Frank Chin) When I see a pineapple, I do not think of an exotic fruit sliced in rings to be served with ham, more...

Aloha From Bamboo Ridge

“THE BOWL” Marie Hara Reprinted with Permission (2007) My friend who runs a restaurant in Mänoa came back from Laos where he served for a month as a Buddhist priest. Billy did this after his uncle, head...

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